Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 23:24 IST
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday refused to quash felony proceedings towards AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for making derogatory remarks in public towards the BJP and Congress in Amethi district in the course of the 2014 normal elections.
Dismissing the petition filed towards the orders of the decrease courts involved, a bench of Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan stated, “In this matter, it can’t be stated that there are not any allegations towards the applicant – Kejriwal.” “Apart from this, his lawyer could not be able to show at this stage that allegations are so absurd and inherently improbable on the basis of which no prudent person can ever reach a just conclusion that there is sufficient ground for proceeding against the applicant,” the bench stated.
Refusing to quash the proceedings on the plea that the case was registered by the political opponents, the bench noticed, “These allegations are required to be examined solely on the time of trial and this courtroom can not maintain a parallel trial in an software beneath Section 482 of the CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code).” Prem Chandra, Flying Squad Magistrate, had lodged an FIR in 2014, under Section 125 of the Representation of the People Act at Kotwali Musafirkhana police station in Amethi, alleging that Kejriwal flouted the model code of conduct by making public statement against BJP and Congress.
Kejriwal had said, “Jo Congress ko vote dega, mera manana hoga, desh ke saath gaddari hogi. Jo Bhajpa ko vote dega use Khuda bhi maaf nahin karega, des ke sath gaddari hogi” (Those who vote for the BJP and the Congress can be betraying the nation).
After completion of investigation, the Investigating Officer submitted the chargesheet towards Kejriwal beneath Section 125 of the RP Act.
Kejriwal had filed an software for his discharge however the stated software was rejected by Special decide MP/MLA, Sultanpur on August 4, 2022.
Against this rejection order, Kejriwal had filed revision, which was additionally dismissed by Sessions Judge, Sultanpur on October 21, 2022.
Now, Kejriwal had challenged the 2 orders earlier than the HC by an software moved beneath part 482 of the CrPC however the bench has dismissed this software as properly.
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